A pleasure to attend the opening of The Malborough Sports Garden with Olympic guest @TomDaley1994
Marlborough Sports Garden provides sports facilities – and qualified inspirational sports coaches – for a number of Southwark Primary schools that do not have sports facilities of their own.
“ Southwark has the worst child obesity rate for 10-12 year -old children in the UK. It’s not just diet, activity is crucial. We need to provide more sports facilities for them.”
Marlborough Sports Garden is a fantastic public open space a few minutes walk from London Bridge and is managed by the incredible Bankside open spaces trust, providing a revolutionary space for Southwark’s Children.
Place For Everyone
The Sports Garden is used by the local community who value it for the role it plays in promoting the health and well-being of residents and as a rare outdoor space providing much-needed access to physical activity, sport, and leisure pursuits. Available for everyone living and working in SE1 to use, the park contains has a football pitch, sand court, basketball facilities, table tennis, patball wall and of course seating for those who just want to sit and enjoy the scenery in this unique space.
Hire of the Spaces
The Sports Garden is open from dawn to dusk and is free to use. It is possible to book the court for private and community hire.
Now that’s the power of sport bringing communities together in the SE1 area!